[LF092MP3] HAPPY FLOWERS - 20th Anniversary Show
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02. Death Metal
03. BB Gun
04. They Cleaned My Cut Out With A Wire Brush
05. Call Me Pudge
06. Mom And Dad Like The Baby More Than Me
07. Charlie Got A Haircut
08. Not Fade Away
09. Ants Marching
10. Mrs. Lennon
12. What Goes On
13. If This Gun Were Real (I Could Shoot You And Sleep In The Big Bed With Mommy)
15. Mom, I Gave The Cat Some Acid
16. More Mittens
Special Guest on Drums: Mike Malinin
Recorded by Greg Perry (www.tubevision.com) and Jeanie Kramer on February 28, 2004 at Tokyo Rose in Charlottesville VA.
Original Video Produced and Directed by John W. Cocula.
Mastered by Haruo Ishihara.
Cover Art by Mr. Anus.
Special Thanks to WTJU, Jean Kramer, Mike Malinin, Charles W. Taylor, III.
Dedicated to the Memory of John David Volkmer.
Evoking the nightmare world of childhood trauma with insight, humor and surprising heart, the duo of ex-Landlords members Mr. Anus (guitarist Charlie Kramer) and Mr. Horribly-Charred-Infant (vocalist John Beers) teamed as the Happy Flowers in their native Charlottesville, Virginia in 1983. They debuted the following summer with a pair of EPs, Songs for Children and Now We Are Six (later collected as 1987's Making the Bunny Pay), establishing their singular aesthetic -- brutal, improvisational noise laced with wailing, infant-like vocals -- over the course of tracks like "Mom and Dad Like the Baby More Than Me," "I Wet the Bed Again," "Mom, I Gave the Cat Some Acid" and "All the Toys Hate Me."
With 1987's My Skin Covers My Body and the following year's I Crush Bozo, the Happy Flowers found a growing audience within the ranks of the U.S. hardcore community. With 1989's Oof, their music grew slightly more accessible -- scattered amongst the usual fare like "There's a Soft Spot on the Baby's Head" and "Charlie Said the F-word Again" were attempts at the blues ("Ain't Got Nothin'") and even a surprisingly melodic cover of Yoko Ono's "Mrs. Lennon." 1990's Lasterday I Was Bad was even more straightforward, with renditions of Big Star's "Thirteen" and UFO's "I Don't Want to Share" mixed in with the likes of "If This Gun Were Real (I Could Shoot You and Sleep in the Big Bed With Mommy)" and "I Shouldn't Have Eaten That Stuff."
(All Music Guide, by Jason Ankeny)
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|They Cleaned My Cut Out With A Wire Brush|
|Call Me Pudge|
|Mom And Dad Like The Baby More Than Me|
|Charlie Got A Haircut|
|Not Fade Away|
|What Goes On|
|If This Gun Were Real (I Could Shoot You And Sleep In The Big Bed With Mommy)|
|Mom, I Gave The Cat Some Acid|
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